We are Bleed — a multi-disciplinary design consultancy based in Oslo Norway and Vienna Austria. We create identity and experience through concept development, art direction, graphic design and service design. Representing a mix of cultures and disciplines to challenge today’s conventions around art, visual language, interaction, media and identity.

Bleed Oslo
Nedregate 5, 0553 Oslo, Norway
+47 993 06 000 / bleed@bleed.com

Bleed Vienna
Lerchenfelderstraße 74/2/7, 1080 Vienna, Austria
+43 650 6000 901 / bleed@bleed.com


A year in a newspaper! December 20th, 2013


To celebrate the end of another creative year with amazing clients, we treated ourself with a newsprint with overview of some of the many outputs of 2013. Here is a snapshot of that before we leave for the holidays :)

Merry Xmas & A Happy New Year!


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Formulæ perfume identity October 28th, 2013


Formulæ is an Oslo-based perfume brand and creative collective. Sharing a great passion for their work, they focus on a traditional, hand-made approach while paying close attention to details. Using unorthodox combinations Formulæ aims at creating unique scents with a high-end feel.The visual concept for their identity is inspired by the past, when perfume was once a healthcare product only sold in pharmacies. The visual language of healthand medicine products, which is direct and serves the sole purpose to inform, was used to create a recognisable identity with a repertoire of few graphic elements.

Formulæ custom font – BB PerfumeA neo-grotesque monospaced font made exclusively for Formulæ. It is based on the evenly-spaced grid of old letter boards (mostly found at store entrances in the distant past). The font only consists of capital letters and is intended for use on headlines and shorter passages of text.

Check it out here!

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Campaign for the Norwegian Design Council September 6th, 2013

Norwegian Design CouncilLast week the Norwegian Design Council launched this years campaign for their “Award for Design Excellence”. As a continuation of our art direction role within the project, we were glad to collaborate with them once again to produce the new campaign for 2013.
Design & Direction: Bleed, 3D: Øyedrops.

See the work here.

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Comoyo identity February 16th, 2012

Comoyo has become one of our most interesting clients during 2011 and will be even more so in 2012. Our work is ranging from identity, service design, concept development, UX, graphic design to animation and illustration. More  will be launched during first part of 2012. This is a dream project!

We will show off more as it is being launched. Also make sure to check out our previous post about the Comoyo teaser movies.

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Die Presse features Bleed January 16th, 2012

We are published in the recent sunday edition of Austrian newspaper “Die Presse”. We were invited to deliver a visual comment about the creative industry, which we did by using one of our manifesto statements. Excited about this opportunity, we hope that the two faced horse appeals to the 270k readers!

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Bleed and +81 June 3rd, 2011

By request from our friends at +81, Bleed has among a lot of talented designers, artists and architects contributed to a special edition of +81, a Creators Aid for victims in Japan.

The Magazine is available at the +81 global store in App store. And all the e-magazine sales will give a donation to the Japanese Red cross for Japanese victims. Have a look at the website here.

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Gold at European Design Awards May 16th, 2011

We are very proud to announce that we won Gold for Myspace in the category Corporate illustrations at the  European Design Awards 2011. This has been a very good year for us so far, and we are humbled to receive so much appreciation for our work!

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Image for the theatre May 13th, 2011

Bleed has created the image identity for the repertoire of the National Theatre Oslo in 2011 and 2012. This time with a simple clear style and no photoshopping. It was great working with the actors and the photographer Sigurd Fandango!

Photo by Sigurd Fandango

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Bleed vs. Myspace March 1st, 2011

This winter we got a great brief from Myspace: “Lead the rebranding efforts for Myspace. We have a new logo and entirely new site and are ready to design out the rest of our identity system”.

The revitalized brand is fresh and designed as a vessel that leverages Myspace brand equity and core culture allowing it to mature into a satisfying and engaging social entertainment entity. We communicate Myspace as the place where everyone can be whoever they want to be.

Giving the brand experience room to grow we use subtle typography and combine the logo with different corporate illustrations. The simple material and 3 way separation is the base. The visuals can be random from users of Myspace or generated by professionals.

Watch out for soon to come portfolio update with more images!

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Pagan Invasion for Hintmag December 17th, 2010

Our fourth collab with the international fashionmagazine HintmagPagan Invation, is a play with randomly programmed crystals and trees and our office favourite Zola Jesus as soundtrack. Amazing photo from Pierre Dal Corso and off course design and programming by Bleed.

Check it out!

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